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PLAGUE VENDOR: Debut LP ‘Free To Eat’ Out Now; London Tour Dates

Plague Vendor
Plague Vendor

Next week, Plague Vendor will be bringing their exhilarating, unpredictable and confrontational live show to the UK for the first time, with a three date soiree taking in a pair of East London sweatboxes and an in-store at Kingston’s Punk mecca Banquet Records. The Voodoo Punk quartet, fronted by livewire banshee vocalist Brandon Blaine, will be laying waste to venues on the dates below…

 

20th May – Banquet Records In-Store

21st May – The Sebright Arms (supporting Big Ups)

22nd May – The Old Blue Last (FREE)

 

Plague Vendor’s gritty brand of rock was birthed by four friends with a predilection for dark tones and instinctual playing in their hometown of Whittier, California. Early shows were raucous and treacherous, with a sense of shock value, making it clear that Plague Vendor was peddling something formidable. After a number of house parties, sullied club gigs, and warehouse shows under their belts, Plague Vendor quickly became synonymous with wild nights, bad decisions, and good times.

 

Their inaugural album, Free to Eat, on Epitaph, Plague Vendor embraces multiple sensibilities at once, veering rapidly from aggressive thrash to melodic introspection, compressing the range of human experience into ten rapid-fire, in-your-face songs. Everything was recorded live in the studio, using only two or three takes, and no overdubs were added to the songs. A shadowed, dark vibe flows throughout the tracks, and for Blaine, the words are important. The songs say something worthwhile, revealing subconscious interpretations of the musicians’ experiences and ideas.

 

Plague Vendor is an undeniable force, simultaneously dangerous and comforting, and predicated on the meaning its own name invokes.

 

 

Free To Eat Tracklisting:

 

01. Black Sap Scriptures

02. Curses Love, Hexed Lust

03. Breakdance on Broken Glass

04. My Tongue is So Treacherous

05. Numbers

06. Plague Vendor

07. Finical Fatalist

08. Seek the Ruby Scarab

09. Garden Lanterns

10. Neophron Percnopterous

 

 

Free to Eat is available now at: http://uk.kingsroadmerch.com/epitaph-records/?id=2346

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/free-to-eat/id831152891

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/0SiY70lUH4Lyr47Zo4DtcU

 

 

Watch ‘Black Sap Scriptures’ here:

 

 

 

“The brattiest and most urgent punk to burst out of speakers in 2014” – NME

 

“One of the most confident, self-assured debuts of the year” – DIY

 

“Voodoo Punk, it fucking shreds” – PITCHFORK

 

 

Links:

http://www.facebook.com/PLAGUEVENDOR

http://twitter.com/PlagueVendor

http://instagram.com/plaguevendor

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